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W.T. Fallon

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W. T. Fallon drew on her extensive experience at being underemployed, unemployable, and dealing with compulsive liars when she wrote Fail to the Chief, a book about politicians competing in the ultimate reality show. She wrote it in a month after getting fired from the only job she'd ever had that paid like she was the two-time college graduate she is and not a kindergarten dropout. Paying too much for a college diploma that loses value every day—only to be underemployed in multiple retail jobs—was just one of the many issues she wanted to address in her first book. Because she believes if you can't say something nice, you should say something sarcastic and totally on point, she dedicated herself to writing a comedy about the world's bigges ...more

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W.T. Fallon I was thinking about the similarities between the election and a reality show. You have cameras following the contestants, judges/pundits arguing…moreI was thinking about the similarities between the election and a reality show. You have cameras following the contestants, judges/pundits arguing about who said or did what, all you're missing is an easy way for people to vote right from their couches. I started thinking about what it would be like if you modeled the election on a reality show—each week, a contestant gets voted off until there's only one left. Meanwhile, you have the affable host, the contestants arguing and lying and cheating—I mean, they are politicians—and the voters hashing it all out on social media.(less)
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Lately I’ve been thinking about cliched plots and bad tropes in books, and this got me thinking about the plot/story ideas I don’t ever see, or don’t see nearly enough of. So I thought I’d compile a list of books I wish someone would write. Please note, if you don’t like cynicism, this is probably not the listsicle for you.


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"Originally posted on Nail Your Novel: I can’t believe it’s already October. And that means it’s just a month until NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated, it’s a worldwide writing lockdown where scribblers of all levels undertake to write a 50,000-word dr..." Read more of this blog post »
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